Thanksgiving worship, dinners announced

Communities will come together to celebrate Thanksgiving with worship and turkey dinners open to everyone.


r The annual Nittany Valley community Thanksgiving Eve service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Lamar United Methodist Church on Route 64, sponsored by the Nittany Valley Fellowship. The refreshments will feature pies. Everyone is asked to donate canned goods which will be divided among the area food banks, as will the offering.

r The Nippenose Valley service also will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 22, hosted by Antes Fort United Methodist Church on Main Street. Pastor Wanda Minnich will preach and other area pastors will participate.

r The annual Lock Haven area community service will be held at Hillview Wesleyan Church, 1200 W. Fourth St., Flemington, Sunday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. As has been the custom, area churches will present their congregations’ One-Gallon Challenge donations at this service.

A choir made up of members of the participating churches will provide the music for the service, and the choir will rehearse at 5 p.m. A pumpkin fellowship with pumpkin refreshments will be held at 6 p.m.


r Antes Fort United Methodist invites the community to a free Thanksgiving meal today from 4:30 to 7 p.m., or until the food is gone, in the church fellowship room, Main Street. A hymn sing will take place at 6:30.

r The Howard Community Thanksgiving Dinner is planned for next Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Howard United Methodist Church. The dinner is free. Non-perishable food items for the local food bank will be accepted. If more information is needed, call 814-625-2362.

r Trinity United Methodist Church, corner of Allegheny and Glover streets, Jersey Shore, is hosting the free Thanksgiving Day dinner sponsored by Jersey Shore area churches and service organizations. The dinner with all the trimmings is available Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. If transportation is needed, call 570-398-2913 or 570-337-8329, and leave a name, address and phone number.

r Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., Lock Haven, is sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving Day dinner, free for the community, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the church at 570-748-2810 (Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.) to place orders for delivery or carry-out, or to make reservations for eating in.